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Old 03-18-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Renaldo Balkman or Trevor Ariza

whos better?
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: renaldo balkman or trevor ariza

Renaldo Balkman.

Plays Better Defense, Is Better On The Boards, Finishes More and is just about the same if you talk about athletic ability.

Balkman is a better all around, Ariza's shot was bad also.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: Renaldo Balkman or Trevor Ariza

The players are very similar except one important facet. Balkman refuses to go out and don't get a steal and a block in the same game. And no matter how many minutes he plays they are effective
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #4
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Judging the tools to be a good Ball player.

Shooter- Neither
Defender- Ariza by a little
Rebounder- Balkman
Basketball IQ- Balkman
Ball Handler- Balkman



Ariza didnt want to start at times for Larry Brown becuz he was scared and didnt feel comfortable (i think we were play the Clippers). Ariza did start some games and he never seemed comfortable. Ariza is not a tough guy u hit him once and he backs down.

Balkman looks too high to notice him getting hit . He has a great attitude and backs down from no one.

By the way he has dreds...so he automatically wins lol
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Renaldo Balkman or Trevor Ariza

The only thing Ariza could do was dunk, other then that he was an ok defender and a liablity on offense. Balkman at least can run the fast break and is much more aggressive then Ariza. Balkman is also more physical and is already better then Ariza ever was or will be.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:48 PM   #6
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Balkman can play the 3-4-5.

He's a slasher and knows how to get inside while the other team is standing around making believe they're playing defense.

I wish in the off season he really works on his free throws and short range jump shot. If he does that he will be our starting 3 if Lee can't handle the three.

He's better than Jefferies, but I'm liking Jefferies better now.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Renaldo Balkman or Trevor Ariza

this is a good question. i wasnt that happy when the knicks traded him. trevor is a good player but i would take balkman. he plays with ALOT of energy and he's just as athletic as trevor. but i do think that trevor is more skilled though.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:20 PM   #8
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The players are very similar except one important facet. Balkman refuses to go out and don't get a steal and a block in the same game. And no matter how many minutes he plays they are effective

After today's game against the Raptors I REALLY have to agree you with you. The whole time he played he was extremely effective. EXTREMELY. In my opinion he is way ahead of what Ariza was at this point of Ariza's career with the Knicks. Way ahead.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #9
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Default Re: Renaldo Balkman or Trevor Ariza

Balkman doesn't do anything he isn't capable of. He has quickness, very good defender, and he attacks the basket. i wouldn't change his game at all. What i like most is that even if he goes games without playing, when he hits that floor you know you will get positive energy. He does alot for a 6'7" SF. I thought he was taller but I have had the pleasure of meeting him and we exactly the same height. I hope he turns out like a Richard Jefferson-type(hopefully without the injuries).
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:13 PM   #10
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Balkman doesn't do anything he isn't capable of. He has quickness, very good defender, and he attacks the basket. i wouldn't change his game at all. What i like most is that even if he goes games without playing, when he hits that floor you know you will get positive energy. He does alot for a 6'7" SF. I thought he was taller but I have had the pleasure of meeting him and we exactly the same height. I hope he turns out like a Richard Jefferson-type(hopefully without the injuries).

i like balkman and all but i think he has a LONG way to go before he becomes like richard jefferson. to me their games arent similar at all.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:35 PM   #11
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i like balkman and all but i think he has a LONG way to go before he becomes like richard jefferson. to me their games arent similar at all.
I really was referring to him as far as his efficiency. not necessarily the points he brings. But his overall production with the minutes he gets. in that aspect he reminds me somewhat like RJ. They both do alot on the court that don't always show up in a statsheet.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:59 PM   #12
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Teams would rather have Renaldo Balkman Then Trevor Ariza, when we drafted him at 20 i'm not going to lie, i want to jump out my 2 story house but then i thank zeke for bringing him in and i'm a fan of balkman
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Teams would rather have Renaldo Balkman Then Trevor Ariza, when we drafted him at 20 i'm not going to lie, i want to jump out my 2 story house but then i thank zeke for bringing him in and i'm a fan of balkman

Me 2. I was thinking this guy sucks. Now I'm thinking this guy might be the future. What a few months can do to change a person's mind, right??
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:21 PM   #14
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He's from Staten Island, New York City.

He must be in his glory every minute he steps on the court at MSG.

And he plays like it thats the kind of players the Knicks need.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:28 PM   #15
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He has the most Heart on this knick team, Him, Lee and Nate.
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